Historical Society Program: "How Special Is Our Museum " Mon. 11/10/08
MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:
“THE REAL HISTORY OF SCHOOLHOUSE NO 10, HOW SPECIAL IS OUR MUSEUM?”
“The Real History of Schoolhouse No. 10: How Special is our Museum,” the next program of the Montville Township Historical Society, will be presented at the Society’s meeting on November 10, at 7:30 p.m.in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main Road, Montville.
The building that houses the Montville Township Historic Society artifacts has a history of all its own. William Hixson, an ancestor of the Cook, Cole and Blowers families, is responsible for the construction of the building as a schoolhouse in the latter half of the 19th century. In 1911, it became the first Montville Township Town Hall and was later used as the Montville Post Office. Today, the building remains the first municipally owned museum building.
Historic photos and references will be used to illustrate the history of the schoolhouse. If you have any in your possession, please bring any photos of the building or artifacts used in the building (such as an old key or a schoolbook) to help us illustrate the history. If you are unable to attend the program and would like to make us aware of have any photos or artifacts you have, leave us a message at 973 394-0554. We are particularly interested in photos of the building interior while it was used as a school, a photo of any schoolteacher who taught there or a photo of the Hixson family.
All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.